What is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry Eye Syndrome, or chronic dry eye disease, affects 1 in 3 American adults and over 50% of contact lens wearers. This condition has many signs and symptoms which may not develop for years after the onset of DES (Dry Eye Syndrome). Routine testing by the qualified professionals at Jarvis Vision Center can detect and treat DES quickly and effectively.

You do not have to settle for life with dry eyes! Talk to one of our doctors and find relief today!

Symptoms
Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease include, but are not limited to:

  • Burning
  • Watering
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Inflammation of the eyes and eyelids

If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, contact us today to discuss possible treatments.

Diagnosis

At Jarvis Vision Center, we use traditional and innovative ways to detect and treat DES. Through questions about your everyday life, medications, and symptoms our doctors will determine if you are at risk for DES. We utilize slit lamp photography, specialized dyes, and exact tear measurements with TearLab® to thoroughly examine your eyes and look for signs of corneal damage or blepharitis.

Treatment

 If diagnosed with DES, our doctors will create an individualized treatment program to meet your needs. Treatment may include over the counter artificial tears or prescription medications. Some advanced cases require in-office treatments like BlephEx®or Pelleve® for fast, effective relief.  We also provide all-natural solutions for treating DES with nutritional supplements, including EyePromise® EZ Tears, and facial products from Eye Eco™.

Blephex

Blephex is a process that cleans they glands around the eye and frees up the tear ducts to produce healthy, clean tears.  It clears away blockages in the base of your eyelashes and stimulates your body’s natural, healthy tears.

For more information on Blephex, watch the video below.

 

Pelleve

Pelleve is a treatment that heats and massages away build up in the tear ducts and glands around the eye.  Pelleve can be used on its’ own or in with Blephex to provide powerful dry eye relief.  This treatment is also used to stimulate the growth of collagen and can help to tighten the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  For more information on Pelleve, visit our Eye Spa.